Orchids watercolor on Yupo 8"x8" by Meera Rao
Even though the world is filled with
When I gaze at one orchid
I can forget
all my problems.
The Orchid flowers blooming on the plant on my coffee table give a sense of floating in the air as they hang tall on a long stem! They come up to my eye-level (I am not that tall !) and I feel like they are watching my every move! Painting them on yupo was delicious fun but it took me forever to correct the colors in the photo and make them match my painting! The colors and details are much more subtle, vibrant and delicate in the painting - some day I hope there won't be such a steep learning curve with using the camera and computer. But today's achievement is that I learned how to work with layers in Photoshop. I hope I will remember how the next time I want to use it! Tomorrow I should spend as much time in the studio painting!